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Argentinian guide takes to the Nire and lands some amazing fish

June 29th, 2012 | by

Andrew Ryan, Clonanav Fly Fishing reports the following:

June 27th: Reports on the river are very positive at the moment about the run of Salmon. Up and down the river fish are being seen and caught.

This morning I was out with Jason O’Riordan and we had the fish below.  A very large fish was lost on spinner – we estimate at least 25lb and a bar of silver!  A lot of fish are being seen and lost so it bodes really well for the next few days.

The river is still a little high for the fly, we are getting in, but it is hard work.

Jason O'Riordan releases fish

Jason O'Riordan releases fish


June 29th: Last week I had the pleasure of guiding Alex Knull from San Martin de los Andes in Argentina. Alex is a partner of Patagonia river Guides in Northern Patagonia and runs their PRG north operation.  Rance Rathie and Travis Smith owners are good friends of mine, so I was only glad to guide one of their staff.

Alex is based in San Martin, which is a beautiful town in Argentina, and has some amazing fishing, so it was going to be a tough task to impress this guy!  The rivers were very high, but we managed to get some fishing on the river Nire. Streamer fishing is one of the most common techniques in that area of Patagonia so he was quick to tie on a wooly bugger with some high water conditions. He had a few follows and takes, but none stuck on.

The day started to warm a little and some black gnats started to appear.  We tried some small black flies and Alex managed to hook and land a few amazing fish. It was a pleasure to accompany a fellow guide front the other side of the world!

Alex Knull & Andrew Ryan

Alex Knull & Andrew Ryan

Alex Knull from San Martin de los Andes in Argentina

Alex Knull from San Martin de los Andes in Argentina

Andrew Ryan

Clonanav Fly Fishing

Tel (052) 6136765


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